Monday March 30, 2020

Le Pen scores historic victory in France's regional elections

The anti-euro, anti-immigrant National Front led in six out of 12 regions in mainland France

7th December, 2015
Marine Le Pen, leader of the far right National Front Pic: Getty Images

France’s far-right National Front is on course for an unprecedented victory in the first round of regional elections, dealing an electoral blow to President Francois Hollande three weeks after terrorist attacks in Paris.

The anti-euro, anti-immigrant party of Marine Le Pen led in six out of 12 regions in mainland France on Sunday, increasing its share of the vote nationally to 28 per cent from 11 per cent in the last regional vote...

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